Jessica was supply teacher for two different schools in the last two years, based in Castle Cary and Bruton. This meant she needed to travel to each premises on a regular basis using her own car. The schools unfortunately never paid to cover the cost of her fuel. Thankfully, a friend made her aware that HMRC lets you to claim mileage tax relief for the “wear and tear of your vehicle”, including the amount it cost to fill up the tank.
As such, Jessica was entitled to claim up to 0.45p per mile. During the course of the time she taught at the schools, she’d travelled 8,000 miles to teach her students and various other school related journeys. Even though she discovered she was eligible for some tax relief, she didn’t have a clue how to do it. After spotting an advert on Google, she contacted the team at Claim Back Tax, the specialist milage account manager calculated that she was due a refund of £2,000, as well as submitting the paperwork directly to HMRC.